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Coalition encourages tax districts to opt out of Linn timber lawsuit

A coalition of nonprofit environmental organizations has asked some 150 taxing districts to consider opting out of Linn County’s $1.4 billion class action lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Forestry. 15 more words

Dept. Of Forestry

Unemployment drops in Linn, Benton

Unemployment dropped slightly in Linn and Benton counties in October, according to figures released by the Oregon Employment Department on Tuesday.

In previous months, the unemployment rate had risen despite hiring increases as more people started searching for work, said Patrick O’Connor, state regional economist. 9 more words

Albany Democrat Herald

Scio cheerleaders show their spirit

This past summer, the Scio cheerleading team rallied to overcome the odds and won against teams from much larger schools to prove their mettle.

The squad competed with fourteen other groups in a week-long cheer camp held during July at… 640 more words

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Is it time for Woodbury County to join the party?

This week, two more counties in Iowa — Linn and Wapello — joined Johnson County in setting a countywide minimum wage. In Linn County, the wage will rise to $10.25 by January 2019, while Wapello County followed Johnson County’s lead in raising the wage to $10.10 in three installments. 577 more words

Organization

Linn County officials take step toward increasing wage

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Linn County supervisors have taken a first step toward increasing the county’s minimum wage.

KCRG-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2bDHBpN ) the supervisors voted Wednesday for a Linn County increase of the state’s current minimum wage of $7.25 an hour to $8.25 on Jan. 74 more words

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It Was Lucky We Missed Smashing the Monarch

It happened on Highway 1, south of Mount Vernon, Saturday, Aug. 27. I was driving at probably close to 60 mph (I know, the speed limit is 55, I wasn’t that far over), when suddenly, to my right, a bright orange butterfly came flitting towards the path of my van. 874 more words

History

On The Radio - New Cedar Rapids sustainability coordinator provides multifaceted momentum

Jenna Ladd | August 8, 2016

This week’s On The Radio segment takes a closer look at Cedar Rapid’s first-ever sustainability coordinator and University of Iowa graduate, Eric Holthaus.  352 more words

Energy